mody wrote:ramana wrote:Wonder when the CLGM will ever materialize!
Will most probably take some more time. CLGM is currently caught up the Arjun vortex. It was designed to be fired from Arjun's 120 mm gun. Now with the Arjun MK-2 still not cleared and looks like will probably never be cleared, or cleared in small number like 118 or max 240 (+/-10), developing CLGM makes no sense. The quantity required will be too small.
The army and DRDO should come together to spell out the GSQR for FMBT with perhaps a 125 mm smoot bore or 130 mm smoot bore gun. CLGM can then be designed and developed as per the same. Personally a 130 mm gun would be better. Rheinmetal has already developed and unveiled a 130mm gun. DRDO has to think 1 step ahead of the 125mm bore and go with 130mm. CLGM designed for 130mm gun, will also have a higher range.
We have a 3rd gen project to replace the old Russian INVAR on the T-90s.
The sources said the third generation missile should achieve a DoP of 800-850 mm and will be capable of hitting targets up to a range of 8 KM in day as well as night. The missiles, to be fired from the 125mm gun barrels of T-90 tanks, will be able to hit targets by taking a pre-flight programmed manoeuvres.